OpenCart allows you to send emails through the OpenCart Dashboard. This is a great feature that allows you to email customers about new items added to your website, promotions you may be running, or anything else you wish. If you already have configured the mail settings for OpenCart or followed the steps in this page to configure your mail settings you can send emails.

  1. Log into your OpenCart Dashboard
  2. Go to System > Settings
  3. Select your Store Name by checking the box next to it and select "Edit" in the far right
  4. Click on the Mail tab
  5. Fill in the settings as needed. Normally you will simply leave the mail protocol set to "Mail". If you are use the "Mail" protocol you do not need to fill in any settings below beyond the defaults. If you use the "SMTP" protocol you will need to fill in the settings below:
    Mail ParametersEnter your email address with "-f" in front of it. Example: -fusername@example.com
    SMTP HostThis is the email server host name. InMotion customers most often will use the format mail.example.com where example.com is replaced with your domain name.
    SMTP UsernameThis is the full email address of the account you wish to use. Example: user@example.com
    SMTP PasswordThe password for the email account used in the SMTP Username field.
    SMTP PortPort number used for connection. Typically 25 or 587.
    SMTP TimeoutThe tiem (in seconds) allowed before the connection times out.
    New Order Email AlertSend a email to the store owner when a new order is created.
    New Account Email AlertSend a email to the store owner when a new account is registered.
    Additional Alert EmailsAny additional emails you want to receive the alert email, in addition to the main store email. Separate email addresses with commas.
  6. Click "Save" in the upper right corner

If you need further assistance please feel free to post a question on our support center.

Continued Education in Course 102: Managing Customers through OpenCart
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Section 2: Creating customer groups in OpenCart
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